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2020-06-23 2:51:07 PM  
A company that made a card game full of crude sexist & racist statements has a problem with its office culture? 

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/I think I would be more shocked if they didn't have that issue
 
2020-06-23 3:06:48 PM  
As an aside, how about we also get rid of the mind-bogglingly degrading term "Human Resources" forever.

/then again maybe we should keep it since it's an apt description of how capitalism treats people like commodities
 
2020-06-23 3:13:13 PM  
Did he buy them a 55gal drum of lube and a dozen dildos?
 
2020-06-23 3:24:04 PM  
A workplace for horrible people?
 
2020-06-23 3:25:44 PM  
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2020-06-23 3:26:00 PM  

gameshowhost: As an aside, how about we also get rid of the mind-bogglingly degrading term "Human Resources" forever.

/then again maybe we should keep it since it's an apt description of how capitalism treats people like commodities


They've been working on it. How does "Organic Capital" sound?
 
2020-06-23 3:35:15 PM  
I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.
 
2020-06-23 3:35:43 PM  
You dont have to be an asshole to work there, but I would imagine it helps quite a bit.
 
2020-06-23 3:41:14 PM  
No one wants to see the slaughterhouse killing floor. Well, that's where they worked. They weren't prepared for it.
 
2020-06-23 3:41:23 PM  
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2020-06-23 3:44:00 PM  
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2020-06-23 3:57:26 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.


I hate it, too.

I've played it a half-dozen times or so over the years. It's mildly amusing the first couple of times. Then it's just stupid. The cards are all about *desperately* trying to be crude and offensive. But they're not clever, at all.

It's a card game for people that aren't witty. It lets them pretend to be (not really) witty for an hour. It's prosthetic wit.

Still, I think I'd rather play CoH than any other board/card game. I hate board/card games in general, because they are so unbelievably boring.
 
2020-06-23 4:12:29 PM  
There are groups I like playing with.  However, once you start a game nothing is off limits.  I had some laugh hard at a black joke and get offended immediately by a gay joke.  Don't play the game if you get offended, nothing is off limits.
 
2020-06-23 4:14:15 PM  

realmolo: JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.

I hate it, too.

I've played it a half-dozen times or so over the years. It's mildly amusing the first couple of times. Then it's just stupid. The cards are all about *desperately* trying to be crude and offensive. But they're not clever, at all.

It's a card game for people that aren't witty. It lets them pretend to be (not really) witty for an hour. It's prosthetic wit.

Still, I think I'd rather play CoH than any other board/card game. I hate board/card games in general, because they are so unbelievably boring.


Oooh. I like board games. I just don't like sitting around trying to be as offensive as possible with my friends.
 
2020-06-23 4:19:35 PM  
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2020-06-23 4:21:18 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.


Yeah, I remember playing it a couple of times when it first became popular. It was amusing for a little, but the novelty of getting your older relatives to read something profane wears off quickly.

I like games that require at least a little creativity or strategy.
 
2020-06-23 4:21:45 PM  

JohnBigBootay: realmolo: JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.

I hate it, too.

I've played it a half-dozen times or so over the years. It's mildly amusing the first couple of times. Then it's just stupid. The cards are all about *desperately* trying to be crude and offensive. But they're not clever, at all.

It's a card game for people that aren't witty. It lets them pretend to be (not really) witty for an hour. It's prosthetic wit.

Still, I think I'd rather play CoH than any other board/card game. I hate board/card games in general, because they are so unbelievably boring.

Oooh. I like board games. I just don't like sitting around trying to be as offensive as possible with my friends.


A good quick board game/card game

Gloom
Pandemic
Bang!
Splendor
Joking Hazard (Cyanide and Happiness)
 
2020-06-23 4:29:01 PM  

zimbach: gameshowhost: As an aside, how about we also get rid of the mind-bogglingly degrading term "Human Resources" forever.

/then again maybe we should keep it since it's an apt description of how capitalism treats people like commodities

They've been working on it. How does "Organic Capital" sound?


ok i'll run it by HR
 
2020-06-23 4:36:59 PM  

American-Irish eyes: Joking Hazard (Cyanide and Happiness)


I played that last year with some buddies on our annual golf trip and I haven't laughed that hard in a long, long time.

That game is fun.
 
2020-06-23 4:38:47 PM  

gameshowhost: As an aside, how about we also get rid of the mind-bogglingly degrading term "Human Resources" forever.

/then again maybe we should keep it since it's an apt description of how capitalism treats people like commodities


What if the company produces human meat products?
 
2020-06-23 4:54:44 PM  

Rev.K: American-Irish eyes: Joking Hazard (Cyanide and Happiness)

I played that last year with some buddies on our annual golf trip and I haven't laughed that hard in a long, long time.

That game is fun.


They have another called trial by trolley which is very fun!
 
2020-06-23 6:12:54 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.


The worst part is that "cool" companies use CAH for "bonding" and "morale building". I don't want to know if the people I have to work with every day are scumbags.
 
2020-06-23 6:54:03 PM  

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I've surreptitiously stolen the VTech Massacre card from two friends' decks because it didn't occur to them that a mutual friend who was also playing at the time lost someone in that.
 
2020-06-23 7:14:47 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: gameshowhost: As an aside, how about we also get rid of the mind-bogglingly degrading term "Human Resources" forever.

/then again maybe we should keep it since it's an apt description of how capitalism treats people like commodities

What if the company produces human meat products?


Operations management should cover that.
 
2020-06-23 7:14:50 PM  

realmolo: JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.

I hate it, too.

I've played it a half-dozen times or so over the years. It's mildly amusing the first couple of times. Then it's just stupid. The cards are all about *desperately* trying to be crude and offensive. But they're not clever, at all.

It's a card game for people that aren't witty. It lets them pretend to be (not really) witty for an hour. It's prosthetic wit.

Still, I think I'd rather play CoH than any other board/card game. I hate board/card games in general, because they are so unbelievably boring.


Cards Against Creativity
 
2020-06-23 7:20:13 PM  

gameshowhost: As an aside, how about we also get rid of the mind-bogglingly degrading term "Human Resources" forever.

/then again maybe we should keep it since it's an apt description of how capitalism treats people like commodities


It'd probably just be replaced by something even worse. It probably will be anyway, but not as quickly.

KB202: JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.

The worst part is that "cool" companies use CAH for "bonding" and "morale building". I don't want to know if the people I have to work with every day are scumbags.


Do they at least tell you in advance so you can go lick the anus of someone with a severe case of norovirus the day before?
I've had an ok afternoon with some friends and some alcohol and that game, but my work and colleagues inhabit a very different part of my life from such friends.
 
2020-06-23 7:24:08 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.


Then you're a broken person.  If you also don't like Joking Hazard, you'll have to turn on your Fark account.
 
2020-06-23 7:24:12 PM  
Apples to Apples is better.
 
2020-06-23 7:25:46 PM  

realmolo: Still, I think I'd rather play CoH than any other board/card game. I hate board/card games in general, because they are so unbelievably boring.


Have your ever played anything other than Monopoly with house rules to make it slower, or are you just wrong?
 
2020-06-23 7:45:06 PM  

JohnBigBootay: realmolo: JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.

I hate it, too.

I've played it a half-dozen times or so over the years. It's mildly amusing the first couple of times. Then it's just stupid. The cards are all about *desperately* trying to be crude and offensive. But they're not clever, at all.

It's a card game for people that aren't witty. It lets them pretend to be (not really) witty for an hour. It's prosthetic wit.

Still, I think I'd rather play CoH than any other board/card game. I hate board/card games in general, because they are so unbelievably boring.

Oooh. I like board games. I just don't like sitting around trying to be as offensive as possible with my friends.


There's Apples to Apples, which has the same general mechanic as CaH, but isn't designed to be offensive. (I mean, you can still make offensive combos: if the description is "what's good in soup" and someone plays "my little sister"....)

I like it because everyone plays simultaneously, and it scales to pretty large groups. (I also enjoy absurdist humor, and this game tends to generate a lot of that.)
 
2020-06-23 8:30:19 PM  
Wait, the second dude from the left? For a guy accused of sexism, he's sure got nice tits.

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2020-06-23 8:40:32 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Did he buy them a 55gal drum of lube and a dozen dildos?


Am I the only one that thinks the ratio there is a little off? Unless you mean a dozen each!
 
2020-06-23 9:40:26 PM  
What's kinda funny about CAH is how inoffensive it is. You can get some of this from the article, in how they were always going back and removing cards that were deemed too offensive. They carefully try to walk the line of making cards that seem offensive, but will actually offend nobody.
 
2020-06-24 12:24:26 AM  

Nurglitch: Apples to Apples is better.


Optimally, you shuffle the Bible version of Apples to Apples together with CAH.
 
2020-06-24 1:17:29 AM  

Skyrmion: What's kinda funny about CAH is how inoffensive it is. You can get some of this from the article, in how they were always going back and removing cards that were deemed too offensive. They carefully try to walk the line of making cards that seem offensive, but will actually offend nobody.


I'm also gonna go out on a limb and assume the "Toni Morrison's vagina" card was removed because she passed away recently, not because of any particular isms. Is there a way to find out when certain cards were added or removed the same way video game updates are documented?
 
2020-06-24 3:28:49 AM  
Played it a few times and then realised there isn't really any actual game there and went back to other things.
 
2020-06-24 4:04:29 AM  

tfresh: NewportBarGuy: Did he buy them a 55gal drum of lube and a dozen dildos?

Am I the only one that thinks the ratio there is a little off? Unless you mean a dozen each!


I'm not sure if many remember it, but he was the guy who sent the 55gal drum of lube to the Branch Dildoans years back.
 
2020-06-24 7:34:59 AM  

Skyrmion: What's kinda funny about CAH is how inoffensive it is. You can get some of this from the article, in how they were always going back and removing cards that were deemed too offensive. They carefully try to walk the line of making cards that seem offensive, but will actually offend nobody.


I find that offensive.
 
2020-06-24 9:06:06 AM  

realmolo: JohnBigBootay: I hate that game. I'm not even a prude, it's just not fun to me.

I hate it, too.

I've played it a half-dozen times or so over the years. It's mildly amusing the first couple of times. Then it's just stupid. The cards are all about *desperately* trying to be crude and offensive. But they're not clever, at all.

It's a card game for people that aren't witty. It lets them pretend to be (not really) witty for an hour. It's prosthetic wit.

Still, I think I'd rather play CoH than any other board/card game. I hate board/card games in general, because they are so unbelievably boring.


How many times did you roll your eyes when you wrote that?
 
2020-06-24 10:22:03 AM  
Someday I want to play with only the blank cards. I think I can come up with way filthier things than they did. Also, because I usually get one good card, and the rest of the game I have a hand full of garbage.
 
2020-06-24 2:18:41 PM  

OldJames: Someday I want to play with only the blank cards. I think I can come up with way filthier things than they did. Also, because I usually get one good card, and the rest of the game I have a hand full of garbage.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1000_Bl​a​nk_White_Cards
 
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